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    Anyone dealt with gum boils on their bully? Not sure if he has this but upper gum area really swollen over back tooth.

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    OUCH..... never heard of it, but I'd get to the vet with your baby
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    Mack's gums are growing over his teeth. The vet said it wouldn't be a problem unless it interferred with his eating. There were some tumors (not cancerous) on his gums that the vet snipped off. Mack will be 9 June 6th and this is fairly common in Boxers & Bulldogs. I agree with @2BullyMama, have your vet check it out.

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    A friend of mine has a boxer who had the same problem. I'm thinking they had surgery done. I will find out more and keep you posted.


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    Going to call vet tomorrow..

    Thanks all

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    Bre has a condition called Epulis...basically a gum tumor that may or may not get larger. Some of her teeth don't protrude very far from her jawline due to the extra tissue. The vet said she can have it lasered back if it interferes with her eating but the surgery to actually remove the tumors is quite invasive from what I understand.

    Let us know what the vet comes up with...good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaAndi View Post
    Bre has a condition called Epulis...basically a gum tumor that may or may not get larger. Some of her teeth don't protrude very far from her jawline due to the extra tissue. The vet said she can have it lasered back if it interferes with her eating but the surgery to actually remove the tumors is quite invasive from what I understand.

    Let us know what the vet comes up with...good luck
    Yep that's what my friends boxer had. She had to have laser surgery. The boxer is doing much better now.


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    You might want to google gingival hyperplasia and see if that's what yours looks like? It's very common in boxers I have read, and our bullie has it too. It seemed to occur very quickly in the last yr and his little gums are growing up over his teeth. All they can do is laser them back but it often grows back in. We were advised to leave it alone since he is eating fine. Good luck!

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